Atlas O Premier SD70ACE & SD70M-2 Locomotive

The DC-motored SD70M-2 and AC-motored SD70ACe are EMD’s hope for the future. While designed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier-2 emissions requirements that took effect on January 1, 2005, they also have a higher purpose: to recapture the lead in North American locomotive sales that EMD lost to General Electric in 1987.

Under the hood of both engines beats a third-generation model 710 diesel with 4300 horsepower; only slight modifications were needed to make the model 710 meet new emission standards. With 5000 such motors in service worldwide and a reputation for dependability, EMD reasoned that shop crews would prefer familiar technology.

Other than the prime mover, however, virtually every element of these engines has been re-thought to create a 21st century locomotive. The engines’ angular nose offers the crew far better visibility than most other locomotives, and the cab is comfortable for engineers of almost any size and accommodates a crew of three — an important factor in a modern world without cabooses. Digital screens provide a range of information on what is happening both inside the locomotive and out on the road.

The key difference between the SD70M-2 and the SD70ACe is what’s under the floor: traditional DC traction motors in the SD70M-2’s trucks and AC traction motors in the SD70ACe. While AC traction motors put more tractive effort on the rails and enable an SD70ACe to start a heavier train with the same horsepower, that additional capability comes at a cost. AC-powered locomotives are both more expensive and more electrically complex than engines with DC traction motors, which most diesels have used since the 1940s.

Features Include:

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Operating LED Ditch Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring
    Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 18 1/2” x 2 5/8” x 4”
  • Operates On O-42 Curves

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
April 2022
MSRP 3-rail: $649.95 MSRP 2-rail: $649.95
SD70M-2 Locomotive

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30138142 Vermont Rail System 432 (Red/White) 30138159
SD70ACE Locomotive
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30138144 Canadian Pacific (Air Force Military Pride) 7023 (Gray/Black) 30138161
30138145 Canadian Pacific (WWII Military Pride) 6644 (Green/White/Black) 30138162
30138146 Ferromex 4029 (Red/Gray/White) 30138163
30138147 Kansas City Southern (Essential Workers) 4009 (Red/Yellow/Black) 30138164
30138148 Montana Rail Link (Essential Workers) 4404 (Blue/Red/White) 30138165
30138149 Union Pacific w/PTC (No Flag) 8679 (Yellow/Gray/Red) 30138166
30138150 BNSF 8574 (Orange/Green) 30138167
30138151 BNSF 8597 (Orange/Green) 30138168
30138152 Norfolk Southern w/PTC 1145 (Black/White) 30138169
30138153 Norfolk Southern w/PTC 1164 (Black/White) 30138170
30138154 Union Pacific w/PTC 8810 (Yellow/Gray/Red) 30138171
30138155 Union Pacific w/PTC 8818 (Yellow/Gray/Red) 30138172
           Products bearing Union Pacific (UP) marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.